Nudists! Arsonists! Canadians! Newsweek Reports 50 Years Ago
“I’m going to do it now,” she said. ”Don’t laugh, it’s very serious.” She ran into her tar-paper-and-clapboard home, poured kerosene all over the living room and bedroom and kitchen. As the flames roared in the sunlight, Kate Sabrikin went outisde and slowly took off all her clothes.
Newsweek July 9, 1962
50 Years Ago Today Adolf Eichmann, Mastermind Of The Holocaust, Was Sentenced To Death By An Israeli Court.
The ultimate paradox of the trial of Adolf Eichmann—once chief of the Gestapo’s bureau of “Jewish affairs”—is that no punishment can fit his crime. No mere words can suggest the horrors he committed as an agent of the Third Reich; no mass of personal details seems adequate to explain the enormous wound he inflicted on civilization in the name of Hitler Germany. What Eichmann and the Nazis did to 6 million Jews—as well as to untold members of other human beings—was in the truest sense of the word unthinkable. Yet the unthinkable happened. And beginning this Tuesday morning and continuing for months to come, the world will be forced to relive the obscene tragedy of the Nazi era as it comes to a focus in the figure of one man.
Newsweek April 17, 1961
“My Week with Marilyn” opens in theaters today. Here’s her famed acting teacher, Lee Strasberg’s, heartfelt eulogy. Also check out our recent interview with Michelle Williams.
Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe. We gathered here today knew only Marilyn — a warm human being, impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for life and reaching out for fulfillment.
Newsweek August 20, 1962
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in November 2012 with “Skyfall”. Here’s an excerpt from our review of the first Bond film “Dr. No” starring Sean Connery.
The work of Ian Fleming has filled a real gap in the popular culture, for until he invented James Bond, there was absolutely no one with whom the cultivated sado-masochist could identify. With his cabalistic 007 number (his license to kill from the British Secret Service), his Balkan Soubraine special cigarettes, his nifty cars, and his passion for gambling, Bond is the exquisite thug.
Newsweek May 13, 1963